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The above ad was published in Kuwait in Al Anba daily newspaper on Saturday the 29th of January, 2011. Page: 16.
The ad features the famous Walt Disney characters which have nothing to do with the locally composed and written children’s play!!! I acknowledge the fact that no one has intellectual property over the character of Aladdin, however the illustrations used in this ad belong to Walt Disney and there are enough talented people in Kuwait who are more than capable of illustrating their own version of Aladdin and from the long list of sponsors it seems they are not short of funding to afford custom made illustrations that are more suited to their own play. Ironically the following scanned article published on the same page tackles the subject of intellectual property infringement against a renowned Egyptian actor!!!
The above is screen shoot of the “Artist” Deviant Art page caprozo911 http://caprozo911.deviantart.com/gallery/#_featured , notice that 85% of his work is either copycat, cliche’ or ghost ads!!! We have featured Seif’s “work” in the past in seperat posts so I will not duplicate the effort. Instead I will just post the links to the above examples from this blog and you can draw your own conclusions.
Self portrait of the “Designer” wearing his crown with the GAP logo which we all know is an abbreviation of Guy And Proud.
Published in Media Week ME. 26 April 2009. Page: 15. Issue 28.
First I would like to Thank Peter for attempting humor, Media Week for humoring Peter and FP7 for their alleged generosity.
The advertising industry is a serious business and as such warrants proper regulation if it is to thrive.
Related Link: http://www.ameinfo.com/143349.html
“On behalf of JWT Kuwait, JWT creative team and myself I would like to congratulate all the winners at the KAAA especially agency/network of the year FCB Horizon.
Although JWT Kuwait harvested 10 awards (4 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze), we were surprised that none of the work that was celebrated at the regional and international ceremonies (New York Festivals, Dubai Lynx and Mena Cristal) had won. Then again, while international recognition means a lot to us, being respected and admired locally shows that our work is well-targetted and relevant to our business, our clients and our immediate consumers.
On that front, and I’m sure you would all agree with me that the level of advertising including those we had won is still not up to all our desired standard. Is it because of the nature of the market? Is it because of the budget factors? Is it because we are not up to the international level? Is it because we have conformed to the status quo? Or is it because of the qoz? Frankly, we have the tendency of turning all these questions into invalid excuses but at the end of the day we all want to produce great work.
So let’s do it!
As creative directors, we owe it to our talents to bring out the best in them. If they can’t do it on their restricted briefs, let them do it pro-actively. This is their motivation – and trust me we would all be surprised (even on the business side). So let’s not bash one another for what was released and what was not and what is ghost and what is not, instead, let’s celebrate good ideas wherever they come from and raise the standard of the industry we work. Because on any given night, winning another award is not as orgasmic as winning the one we are all proud of”.